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Veteran NHLer Commodore signs in KHL

Oct 17, 2013, 12:56 PM EDT

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Longtime NHL defenseman Mike Commodore has found work overseas, signing with KHL club Admiral Vladivostok, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

Commodore, 33, was unattached this season after spending the 2013 campaign bouncing around various organizations. He was with Montreal in training camp, then latched on with Dallas’ AHL affiliate — the Texas Stars — in March, scoring two goals in five regular-season games.

The well-traveled journeyman has fallen on tough times since signing a five-year, $18.75 million deal with Columbus prior to the 2008-09 campaign.

While Commodore’s first season in Ohio was successful — he appeared in 81 games, finished second in defenseman scoring and played a key role in the Jackets’ first-ever playoff appearance — things went south shortly thereafter.

He saw his playing time steadily decrease until things hit rock bottom in 2010-11. After being made a healthy scratch in seven of eight games by then-head coach Scott Arniel, Commodore requested a trade but was instead put on waivers.

Commodore has since played with the Detroit Red Wings and, most recently, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

  1. Windmiller4 - Oct 17, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    He should be in the NHL just for that beard

  2. kingcobraman - Oct 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    beards are for Neanderthals … except of course during the ultimate challenge the playoffs…

    • Windmiller4 - Oct 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      No, beards are for men. I guess you have to be one to understand

      • kingcobraman - Oct 17, 2013 at 6:17 PM

        ask any woman what the chance of kissing a man with I beard is, research and you will find out 80% of bearded men haven’t been laid in over 6 months… go get anther beer and watch hockey with your bleared men friends while the real men are entertain the ladies… clown…

      • Windmiller4 - Oct 17, 2013 at 6:44 PM

        So you’re gonna try to argue about beards then bring out some bs stat on a hockey forum? Jesus buddy get it together

    • dtownbeatdown - Oct 17, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      I take it you can’t grow one… or maybe yours is patchy? Not a thick beautiful face mane.

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